ANC youth wing 'call to arms' to defend graft-tainted Zuma

In August, the ANC suffered its worst showing in local elections since it first came to power after the end of apartheid two decades agoThe youth wing of the ruling African National Congress issued a call to arms Saturday in defence of South African President Jacob Zuma as his finance minister fought back in a fraud case involving an Indian business family linked to the scandal-tainted leader. Zuma has been under pressure over persistent allegations the powerful Gupta family held undue political sway over him to the extent it could even nominate a cabinet minister. South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog upped the ante on Friday in urging the prompt release of a potentially explosive report into the allegations after Zuma launched a court action as a delaying tactic.

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